Should my lawyer be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Hockley.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Hockley. There are those who purchase a house in Hockley, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be carried out by the buyer or by their lawyers which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Hockley. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to discover whether the property has historically flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer may issue a claim for damages resulting from an misleading reply. The buyer’s solicitors should also order an environmental report. This will indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be carried out.
I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Hockley. Now, I need my files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hockley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Hockley. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hockley
Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Hockley and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Hockley. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Hockley area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Hockley. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Hockley for my home move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
If instructed can a conveyancer remove a name from the title of my home in Hockley ?
Removing or adding someone to the title of your property is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a conveyancer